It’s a long weekend! Since this Sunday is Singapore’s 50th anniversary we’ve got Friday all the way to Monday off, like a big birthday present to everyone in the country. Which is great because I’ve been up to my eyes in work all week.
Anyway, Tokyo cafe report time!
I ate a rainbow in breakfast form.
I’d been seeing a lot of acai bowls on websites and social media. Even the Hello! Project members were writing about them on their blogs, so I wanted to taste one for myself too. This was the first acai bowl I ever tried, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s basically glorified smoothie and fruits in a bowl, and completely delicious
This was from a place called Island Vintage Coffee in Omotesando! Trendy food in a trendy place, no surprises there. The cafe originated from Hawaii, so you feel like you’ve stepped onto a sunny island but with air-conditioning and good food.
It was a weekday afternoon when I visited so there were just a few people chilling with each other, some just with a book and their acai bowl. It definitely does give you an island vibe(Though I can only guess, having never been to an island) The place feels like a beach resort, but you can still look at the view of Omotesando’s iconic street below and do some people watching while waiting for the food.
Of course, I went there specially for the acai bowlThe blended smoothie, crunchy granola and fruits just smash together like a big, delicious group hug. Drizzle in the honey and your taste buds will explode and go on a strike until they meet this glorious breakfast creation again.
I got the medium bowl, which is already a pretty hefty portion. The large size is massive, so it’s probably more suited for sharing. And since I crave the satisfaction of scooping clean the bowl, medium’s just the right size for one
But aside from the acai bowl (clearly the queen bee here), the cafe also serves other dishes like salads and rice and waffles! My mom had the tomato basil soup set, which came with the usual friends of soup like toast and veggies.
Also they had these giant salads.
Really giant. This was the Pacific Ahi Salad, which came in a huge dish (bowl? vessel?) packed with veggies, fish, egg and bread. It was like eating a little island.
On the side, we shared a fruit smoothieThe flavour was mango pineapple, which is just about as tropical as it gets. It tasted icy cold and refreshing, kind of like something you’d sip at while lying on a beach on a sunny day.
In front of the counter there’re shelves selling acai powder so happy customers get to make their own acai bowl at home! They even have the exact same mugs used in the cafe for sale for you to copy it right down to the last detail.
The merchandise includes jam and peanut butter and honey and coffee beans from Hawaii too!